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$1.5M Possible for Lake Linden Trail Repair

There could be more money coming to help repair damage done to our local trails by the 2018 Father’s Day Flood. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has recommended that $1.5 million dollars from the Land and Water Conservation Fund be allocated to help rebuild the ATV and snowmobile trail …

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Former Legislator Casperson Dies

Former Michigan legislator Tom Casperson has died. The Escanaba Republican spent six years as the 108th District State Representative, then served two terms as the 38th District State Senator. He was term limited in 2018, and it was about that same time that he was diagnosed with lung cancer that …

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Baraga County Slammed by COVID-19

The increasing number of COVID-19 diagnosis in the Western Upper Peninsula is now being reflected in a rising death rate.  The latest update from the Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department includes reports received from last Tuesday through Friday. It includes 159 more confirmed positives, and 13 deaths. Baraga County …

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Lift Bridge Work Begins Today

Work is scheduled to begin today on repairs and improvements to the Houghton-Hancock Bridge.  Over the next nine months, the Michigan Department of Transportation plans to replace the motors that lift the bridge deck, paint the interiors of the machine rooms in the bridge towers, and replace the finger joints …

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Firearm Deer Season Closes Today

Michigan’s firearm deer season ends this evening. Hunting concludes at 5:49, which is 30 minutes after local sunset. Michigan’s deer check stations have been closed for most of the season, because of COVID-19 concerns, so we haven’t received any official updates about how the hunt has gone. Sales of licenses …

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Packers Rout Bears – Monday Sports Wrap

NFL The Green Bay Packers built an early lead, and cruised past the Chicago Bears 41-25 last night. Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes. Aaron Jones and Jamal Williams combined for 163 rushing yards. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky passed for three scores, but two came in the fourth quarter, when …

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Lions Fire Quinn, Patricia – Sunday Sports Wrap

NFL The Detroit Lions have fired general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia. ”It clearly wasn’t working,” team owner Sheila Ford Hamp told reporters in an online meeting yesterday. The Lions are coming off a lackluster 31-25 loss to Houston on Thanksgiving, and were shut out for the …

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Lions Serve Up Thanksgiving Turkey – Friday Sports Wrap

NFL Deshawn Watson threw four touchdown passes, as the Texans humbled the Lions 41-25 in yesterday’s traditional Thanksgiving game. Matthew Stafford threw one touchdown pass, and tossed an interception that Houston returned for a score. Yesterday’s other game was even more lopsided, as the Cowboys fell to the Washington football …

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